Video: Building an infinity mirror with Arduino

An infinity mirror is often used to make a room or workspace appear bigger than it actually is, with a pattern of frames that seem to extend deep into an exaggerated (or infinite) depth.

There are a number of infinity mirror builds available online, although the HackADay crew recently recommended a sweet mirror setup designed by a Maker named Ben. This particular build includes the use of four potentiometers to control an analog RGB LED strip.

“[Ben] powers everything from a 12V 5A DC adapter, which is more than enough to run the 12V RGB strip along with the [Atmel-powered] Arduino,” writes HackADay’s John Marsh.

Essentially, the mirror offers users two distinct modes – individual channel color control and color-fade. Three potentiometers are used to drive the respective RGB channels in the first mide, while the color-fade mode “slides” between all possible colors, with the fourth potentiometer spun to control the speed of the transition.

Want to learn more about building an infinity mirror? Be sure to watch the video above for additional information. Or, you can check out Ben’s complete build on Instructables.

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